The folks at Columbus’ Context 24 convention contacted me yesterday with some bad news: Their Guest of Honor, L.E. Modesitt, had to withdraw unexpectedly due to unavoidable personal circumstances, and they were hoping that I might be able to come in and help fill the sudden gap in their programming. I said yes.
I am unfortunately unable to attend the entire convention, but what I’m doing is a full block of programming from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, August 27. Here’s what’s on my schedule:
1pm: Autographing/Meet the Authors
2pm: Panel: “Agents: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”
3pm: Panel: “Secondary Characters: More Than Just Window Dressing”
4pm: Question & Answer
5pm: Meal break (I’ll probably be hanging around in hotel lobby and/or con suite, so say hi)
6pm: Reading (I’ll read from the upcoming 2012 novel, plus other things)
Basically, an entire con’s worth of programming in one six hour stretch. I would love to be able to stay longer, but my own personal circumstances don’t allow it. Still, within that six hour stretch there will be lots of opportunities to catch me doing my thing, either individually or with other (certain to be fabulous) panelists.
If you were already coming to Context this year, I hope you don’t mind the substitution. If you weren’t coming to Context this year, maybe this will help you to give this well-regarded con a chance. And no matter who you are, please think good thoughts for the L.E. Modesitt and his family.
See you in Columbus this Saturday!